Renown economist Theodore Levitt said “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”
Doing new things is our guiding star at Draper. Walk the halls and labs of our nine campuses and you will see applied engineering and science in real-time. We are all about the doing.
Throughout our 90-year legacy, our nation’s future has relied on Draper. In the next 10 years, we will advance technologies in space, electronics, biotechnology and credible deterrence solutions.
Here’s a snapshot of what that future will look like in 10 years.
We envision a world where biometric devices can identify diseases and other biological concerns while working with medical professionals to tailor treatments before symptoms develop.
We want humans living and working on the Moon, not as visitors, but as colonists and explorers who leverage Draper technologies to communicate and navigate.
We will enable nuclear, hypersonic, and missile defense solutions deployable anytime, in any domain and under any circumstances.
We will support our nation’s warfighting and intelligence domains by designing, delivering, supporting, producing and enhancing sophisticated, adaptable systems and solutions that provide critical capabilities to our customers.
We will help the United States win the new space race, as humanity reaches beyond Earth’s orbit, to the Moon, the planets and the deep space beyond.
We will accelerate integration of transformative, first-of-a-kind solutions and thought leadership in biodefense, biotechnology and biomedical engineering.
Focused on the future, we will disrupt the status quo, solve problems and lead in excellence. Draper’s mission-focused culture and our unrivaled innovation engine will advance the nation by supporting our government and industry partners.
That’s our plan. Innovation in the national interest. We call it Draper NXT.